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101310Feature_SummitEach year, UNCG presents the fifth annual UNCG Business Summit in order to bring the corporate leadership of Greensboro and the Triad together to hear from a major executive. The summit highlights the relationship between business and higher education. The Triad’s colleges and universities are among the region’s key drivers of economic growth.

Attendees can hear what UNCG is doing to advance the economic vitality and quality of life in our city and region.

This year’s summit will be 8 a.m.-noon onTuesday, Nov. 9, in EUC’s Cone Ballroom.

The keynote speaker will be James L. Turner, a group executive of Duke Energy and president and COO of its U.S. Franchised Energy & Gas business.

Chancellor Linda P. Brady and NC A&T Chancellor Harold L. Martin will join in a discussion moderated by Douglas Copeland of The Business Journal regarding collaboration between the two universities.

Also, Dr. James G. Ryan, founding dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, will provide updates on the joint school and John Merrill, executive director of Gateway University Research Park, will provide updates about the research park.

The registration deadline is Nov. 2. The cost is $25. Register at http://www.uncg.edu/dur/business/BusinessSummit2010/BusSummitReg.htm or by calling 6-1284.

Photography of attendees at last year’s event by Chris English.

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